Letters to the Editor

Letter: Driving requires attention at every moment

To the editor:

I’m reading about the head-on collision just south of the Predator Ridge turn off. (Head-on Closes Hwy 97 Monday (Oct. 8 Capital News)

It’s now the third or fourth time that this has happened in two years.

First, let me tell you that too many drivers do drive on the left (fast over-taking lane) for no reason at all.

Think about it. You are only inches away from the oncoming lane so any distraction can cause you or the other driver to quickly drift over into the oncoming lane.

Move over to your right lane and only use the left lane for a quick and efficient pass.

Secondly, I have noticed from many trips coming home from Silver Star that the left lane going south has a dip or slight leaning of asphalt to the left–oncoming lane, just as one crests the summit of that little hill. This causes the south travelling car to, ever so slightly, move into the north travelling lane without steering, especially if a driver is not aware of it.

Sepp Mattiasch,

Kelowna

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Virk shuffled to new job after Kwantlen flap
 
Province okays transit tax referendum question, with some tweaks
 
Missing New West woman surfaces in Quebec
Surrey RCMP officer to stand trial on multiple gun charges
 
NDP blasts lottery corporation spending
 
RCMP seeks public help in solving arson
Psych assessment ordered for South Surrey mother charged with murder
 
“Suspicious” Agassiz house fire under investigation
 
Site C dam construction to start next summer

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.